Zamfara gold mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of ...

2020-12-12 · Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in the Niger Delta are, among other things, calling for an ...

FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold ...

2019-4-9 · The government said it got intelligence that the rising case of banditry is linked to gold mining in the state. Many lives have been lost while properties destroyed in Zamfara.

Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not ...

2020-10-12 · "Zamfara gold (like all other resources) is owned by @NigeriaGov, on behalf of Nigeria. Anyone who wants to mine it has to apply for a license, mine, & pay taxes, royalties etc. Anybody can apply for a license; Lagos or Rivers can set up a mining company & apply to mine Zamfara gold," Ogunlesi tweeted.

INVESTIGATION: No evidence planes drop arms for gold in ...

2021-10-21 · Zamfara Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Dr Nuradeen Isah. Findings. A number of persons spoken to in Gusau, Maru, Shinkafi, Bukkuyum and Anka LGAs, some of the areas famous for gold mining, as well as banditry, said they were unsure of the use of helicopters and jets for delivery of arms or picking up of gold.

The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State | Pambazuka ...

2010-9-29 · The trenches dug for these mining activities are abandoned after the mining is over. They therefore become death traps and easy entry points for devastating gully erosions. As was in the case of the communities in Zamfara State, many of these mines are contaminated with impurities. In this case, gold ash was intermingled with deposits of lead.

Illicit gold mining behind Zamfara insecurity, says ICPC ...

2021-11-3 · Illicit gold mining behind Zamfara insecurity, says ICPC boss. The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has blamed ...

Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

2020-10-26 · Considering the Zamfara gold misadventure as a breach of the 1999 Constitution, as amended and other extant laws, a lawyer, Mr. Joseph Onu …

Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold ...

2021-11-1 · Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold mining camps. A senior security officer in Zamfara State has revealed that bandits escaping from the onslaught of …

Just In: Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano ...

2021-11-1 · A senior security officer in Zamfara State has revealed that bandits escaping from the onslaught of security operatives in Zamfara and Katsina States have relocated to communities in the axis of Shanono, Gwarzo and Kabo Local Government Areas of Kano State. According to the security operative, the bandits are suspected to have been moving into […]

Goldmines in Zamfara deserted as police descend on …

2021-5-5 · Goldmines in Zamfara deserted as police descend on illegal miners. Many of the hitherto bustling gold mining sites in rural communities in Zamfara State have become shadows of their former selves as police intensify raid on illegal miners. Frequent raids by the police on the illegal mining sites across the state have put many of the illegal ...

A day out with Zamfara gold miners

2014-7-13 · A day out with Zamfara gold miners - 2. 2014-07-13 -. By Lawan Danjuma Adamu, who was in Zamfara. After seeing the cell, I toured the camp. The first pit I looked into brought back the gripping memory of my visit after the mine collapse three years ago. I recalled how the men sweated it out trying to extricate their buried colleagues, using ...

Why the ban on gold mining will not solve the Zamfara ...

2019-4-10 · Where is the Gold connection?Artisanal and illegal mining fluorish in Zamfara despite the continued neglect of the mining sector especially as more people in rural communities had to find new source of income due to …

Zamfara govt designs action plan for artisanal miners ...

2021-12-8 · "The disaster brought gold mining in Zamfara state to global spotlight, particularly artisanal mining which is the dominant mining activities in many communities"

INVESTIGATION: No evidence planes drop arms for gold in ...

2021-3-20 · Interviews with locals, security agents, aviation experts, government officials, community leaders, an ex-bandit and persons involved in mining gold in Zamfara State have revealed that the claim that helicopters and jets fly in arms in exchange for gold in …

Illicit Gold Mining In Nigeria

Jul 02 2015 Recently gold mining activities in two villages in Zamfara State in northwestern Nigeria resulted in the death of over 100 children This is the first documentation of an outbreak of childhood lead poisoning associated with artisanal gold mining in Nigeria 6 Artisanal gold mining is dangerous to human health as heavy metals mainly Hg ...

Our Deal On Gold With Zamfara State, By Adegbite | The ...

2021-8-20 · On the misinformation that Zamfara is mining its own gold, w hat happened in the case of Zamfara was lack of communication. The governor was worried about the level of insecurity, as it was being fueled by gold trade. The bandits were getting gold and they were trading it for ammunition, that was why he came to the President.

Nasarawa Gold Mining: Minister Warns against Zamfara ...

2021-3-18 · The minister equally allayed the concerns of Nasarawa State Government about the menace of illegal gold mining taking place in the state …

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for …

2020-11-15 · But Zamfara State Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Garba, while shedding further light on the ''gold reserve'', noted that "When the ban is lifted and mining activities resume fully, we (Zamfara State government) are hopeful that we will be receiving royalties from miners while the Federal Government will also be giving us something".

Zamfara Gold Mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of ...

 · THE GUARDIAN Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in the Niger Delta are, among other things, calling for an amendment to the Petroleum Act and the Mining Act. They also want in place, an equilibrating mechanism, where oil-bearing states in […]

Zamfara, go for gold

2021-11-24 · Zamfara, go for gold. Sesan. Published. 24 April 2019. A revelation that N353 billion worth of gold smuggled out of the country was sold in the …

Any Account For Zamfara Gold?

2019-4-7 · Any Account For Zamfara Gold? - Politics - Nairaland. It has become clear that the reason for the increased killing in zamfara is as a result of illegal gold mining in the state. Now, we all have idea of how much oil was sold to the …

The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state ...

2010-9-29 · The trenches dug for these mining activities are abandoned after the mining is over. They therefore become death traps and easy entry points for devastating gully erosions. As was in the case of the communities in Zamfara State, many of these mines are contaminated with impurities. In this case, gold ash was intermingled with deposits of lead.

The not so shiny gold in Zamfara » Citizen NG

2019-4-21 · Also, there is an established link between the high level of banditry in Zamfara state and gold mining. With more than five thousand lives wasted in the space of five years, owing to nothing but the untamed skirmishes between bandits and illegal gold miners who, for a certianity, are sponsored by a cartel of affluent personalities within the ...

FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara ...

2020-10-10 · FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara. The federal government has cautioned the Zamfara state government over making …

Nigeria: Lead poisoning crisis in Zamfara State | MEDECINS ...

2012-12-13 · Zamfara state contains many areas with significant concentrations of heavy metals in the soil and rocks. There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1,653 (May ...

Zamfara''s Gold Veins Focus Of Unabated Violence

2021-1-23 · The gold rush has also had a devastating impact on biodiversity in mining areas. Nigeria''s top security adviser is scheduled to meet intelligence chiefs and ministers to discuss the nexus between illegal mining and unabated violence in Zamfara, almost two years after the government banned gold mining and subsequently lifted the ban in 2020.

Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

2020-10-26 · Considering the Zamfara gold misadventure as a breach of the 1999 Constitution, as amended and other extant laws, a lawyer, Mr. Joseph Onu Silas, had petitioned the CBN, seeking cancelation of the ...

Nasarawa Gold Mining: FG warns against the repeat of ...

2021-3-18 · Adegbite stressed that the ministry has resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of …

FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara ...

2020-10-10 · FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara. The federal government has cautioned the Zamfara state government over making impressions of owning gold deposits in the state. Olamilekan ...

How illegal gold mining fuels violent crimes in Zamfara – …

2021-11-3 · How illegal gold mining fuels violent crimes in Zamfara – ICPC The ICPC boss, Mr Owasanoye, also said oil bunkering and crude oil theft in Nigeria''s Niger Delta, has been associated with ...

The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state ...

2019-4-25 · Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners.

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